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see them change. they are doing very well. the most exciting thing, our work is about empowering the girls. these girls can say no to being cut. they can dream of becoming lawyers, teachers, doctors, and we see my daughter do better than my son. i came back for girls in my community don't have to negotiate like i did to accept their dreams. that's why i wake up every morning. >> what a great smile. how inspiring. >>> on monday, soledad will have a sitdown interview with facebook coo sheryl sandberg. >> cnn newsroom with carol costello starts now. >>> happening now in the newsroom -- a gay marriage stunner. >> i'm announced today a change of heart. >> staunch ohio conservative rob portman, a dramatic reversal, backing same-sex marriage after his own son comes out. >> i now believe people ought to have the right to get married. >> politics getting very personal. also, knife fight. >> the small pocket knife is not going to result in a catastrophic failure of an aircraft. >> the tsa chief outspoken and outfront. we'll talk to one tsa agent. >> a really smart smartphone. the new samsu
of changes to domestic tax rates that we have been alluded to that are attractive for those russian companies in cyprus. in terms of the broader solution, whether it is just the changing of the terms of that 2.5 billion euro loan, an extension, another 5 billion which is sensibly would cover most of the money which would have been raised by the deposit tax. i'll put this forward. the more risk there is now associated with companies, countries, individuals holding money in cyprus, surely those companies and countries and individuals will not want to keep their money in cyprus and you're going to risk capital flight the minute those controls come off whether they are russian investors are global investors and more money that leaves the system, the larger the bailout has to be and there is the problem unluck unlocked eu proposal. >> thank you very much. appreciate your time. here's a look at what's happening in markets as we digest news flow. it's green behind me. this goes back to the point people are making when it comes to the crisis. despite the extraordinary nature, we're still looking at a
the republican party needs to change its ways. >> let's be clear about one thing, we're not here to rebrand the party. we're here to rebuild a country. >> way too many people believe republicans are anti-ingrants. anti-women. anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker and the list goes on and on and on. >> for the last three weeks, conservatives have been winning. >> the gop of old has grown stale and moss-covered. i don't think we need to name many names. >> i want to bring in washington bureau chief of the chicago sun-times, lynn sweet, as well as as politics reporter jackie kucinich. we'll start with you, one of the first recommendations in this report, almost 100 pages, it says, quote, the perception that the gop does not care about people is doing great harm to the party and its candidates on the federal level, especially in presidential years. it is a major deficiency that must be addressed. end quote. so, lynn, after reading this and hearing this do you think this new rnc plan is going to help? >> well, some of the structural changes that the chairman is proposing may help, especially havin
come later and try to change hearts and minds. >> there was an interesting poll that just came out. it was a daily newspaper there. they found 38% believe he is hostile to israel. 14% think he is indifferent. only one-third believe that he is supportive. i wonder what you think is the strategy there? is it sort of like in the united states, if he can't get something through congress he goes directly to the people? >> i think that'll be part of it. the situation in israel sort of represents one of the fundamental miscalculations of the obama presidency, which was that when he came into office he thought, and a lot of his advisers thought, they'd be able to make a dent there by sheer force of will and personality and by being kind of this unifying figure. and, of course, diplomacy is more complicated than that. and the peace process there has been stalled for years. so i think that the reason they're lowering expectations is because they don't expect that much to happen on this trip. i think he is going there more as a box checking exercise than hoping to make any kind of serious str
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country the last three months. newtown changed us. you can tell from the way we're acting and it doesn't seem like unchanging any time soon. now it is time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." have a great night. >>> in 1996, the senate's most conservative member, republican jessie helms voted for the defense of marriage act, not surprisingly. today, jessie helms' senate seat is occupied by a democrat, kay hagan, who announced support for marriage equality. that seat change was noticed by the supreme court today as they considered the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act. day two of high stakes arguments at the high court. >> the nation's highest court taking up the defense of marriage act. >> federal ban on same-sex marriage. >> today's doma arguments concern same sex couples already married. >> at the center of this, 83-year-old edith windsor. >> i am an out lesbian who sued the united states of america. >> doma barred the irs from recognizing her marriage. >> recognizing marriage to her partner of 44 years. >> they were making a stranger of this person i lived wi
such a broad range of content types, as the way that we all share changes, the composition of news feed naturally changes as well. so you know, back when we were first getting started, news feed was primarily made up of text. but now that we have these cameras in our pocks with the phones, we can upload photos, news feed has become primarily about visual content. as can you see, since the end of 2011, now almost 50% of the content in the average news feed is photos and visual content. and similarly, a lot of us think about news feed as primarily about friends and what your friends are up to. but again, since the end of 2011, you can see the amount of content from pages and public figures who you are following publicly has increase sewed now in the average news feed it is more than 25, almost 30% of the content. so how we are all sharing is changing. the design of your news feed needs to reflect this evolving face of news feed. and who you are sharing with. of course we want to share with friend and get updates from friends but we also want updates from publications and businesses that w
of president will change that equation. it may, however, move both sides closer to a deal but i think the revenue increases are going to be a difficult part until you get postsequester. >> congressman, i agree with everything you just said and speak to a couple of theories floetding around that the dysfunction we see in washington now is purposeful. e.j. dion suggests perhaps to make it hard for the president to accomplish anything that sort of shrinking the calendar on the affirmative portion of this administration. but also, trying to talk about people dislike congress more, thus speaking to the republican, larger republican theory that congress is at a -- government is the problem, thus leading to the idea that government should be shrunk. what do you think about those theories? >> i think it's little conspire toirl. you have differences from both sides. going to be difficult to just bridge that gap easily. and it's been difficult for democrats to move toward the republican side and vice versa. bringing government down doesn't help the republicans at this point. the president's the
and gay marriage rather than the prophetic teaching that's i go unite us like climate change or meeting the needs of the world's poor. >> we've heard a lot of talk about cardinal o'malley from boston. he is 68 years old, credited with cleaning up scandal there's palm beach as well as boston. another organization has been reluctant to post names of offending priests on their website. but there is at least one article that refers to a dozen or so cardinals they believe should not be participating and part of the statement from the daily beast article says as cardinals arrived in rome to choose a flew pontiff, victims of sexual abuse have laid out their case against the top contenders and say even the best options are tainted by the global scandal. do you believe even the best options are tainted? or perhaps there is hope that the person who emerges, a person who come from behind that scarlet curtain there will perhaps bring the church to the next necessary point? >> well, the holy spirit works in mysterious ways and i can't say whether or not the church can fully recover from the abuse sc
having rand paul who ended up saying the republican party needed a change and change in a way, ad hearing mort to the constitution. taking up the charges his father had. >> it sounds like the different factions inside the party are very much on display at the conference. >> reporter: they are. and of course, rand paul does represent what his father brought in particularly talked about the filibuster that he led on drones on the u.s. senate recently. but overall, the republican party is still the same republican party that you would have come to cpac in 2010, 2009, 2011. this is not a party that seems deterred by its second straight presidential loss. >> what are these panels they have going on? >> reporter: well, the one behind me has to do about benghazi and the aftermath. there is another panel about shooting the republican consultants and people who got the election wrong. some have some very humorous name but they are all on a host of different political topics and they're pretty fascinating to watch, actually. >> mark murray, our senior political editor from cpac. thank you. >>> let'
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of change in washington. the old guard of the republican party seems to have lost its authority and maybe its mind. now the young guns in the party are taking center stage. who are these new stars? we're going to fill in the blanks just ahead. please don't forget free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. it is business, not the government or the federal reserve that ultimately creates those jobs. i'm kudlow. we'll be right back. ♪ than the sun ♪ tonight carfirmation. only hertz gives you a carfirmation. hey, this is challenger. i'll be waiting for you in stall 5. it confirms your reservation and the location your car is in, the moment you land. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> so there's a new group of leaders emerging f
to the pentagon. >> i'm krystal ball. chug hagel witnessed those changes firsthand. >> i'm defending bill clinton over the defense of marriage act. a whole new week of "the cycle" is in your life starting now. >>> grand bargain. budget battle. spending showdown. get ready to hear those terms thrown around a lot this week in washington. senate demes are working on their first budget in four years. yeah. you heard that right. it has been four years since the senate passed a budget. in the house, republican paul ry ryan. where have i heard that name? with are appealing obama care, it is dead on arrival. what is his name? willard mitt romney? and the last time i cheg, romney and ryan are not in the white house. i'm kidding. i didn't have to check. this time president obama is skipping the one-on-one budget negotiations that have failed before. instead, going straight to the members themselves. he is meeting this week with the entire republican and democratic caucuses from both the house and the senate. opening to find a grand bargain on taxes. spending cuts and entitlement reform with the pressure of
and change whereas brent is so high and of course, our gasoline is priced up at brent because of the mismatch of the non-federal policy on energy and everywhere we don't need it. we don't have keystone yet and we can't get the refiners and they used to have the right oil and they're all for heavy oil. >> you mentioned two problems that require the federal government to have a response. an energy policy and an immigration policy. neither of which yet exists. >> no. 6:30 dinner is sacrosanct at the white house, and we know when we have congress people on they seem to want to spitball each other and throw mud. i don't see the consensus developing. everyone thinks the market can take care of itself. you can't. the cng, compressed natural gas, so the companies want gas, but they want the -- you can't do what's uponed without the federal government. not subsidies, but just law. >> let's switch gears here and talk about apple. jefferies is cutting its price target from $420 a share from $500 while maintaining a hold on it. asia channel checks have led him to cut revenues to the low end of current qu
. >> what a sight you are. >> it is nice to be in a room full of conservatives for a change. >> we will not be demonized and we will not be silent. >> we have to get the momentum back. >> it is time to unite. >> governors saying it's the stupid party. what a horrible statement to make. >> the liberal media can keep hating on me. >> media bias played an overwhelming role in defining the candidates. >> the odds aren't looking so great right now for republicans that you're on a suicide mission. >> you're going to hear this afternoon from marco rubio, the r.g. iii of american politics. >> we don't need a new idea. there is an idea. the idea is called america. >> our country is a total mess. >> they call me crazy? they call us crazy? they say we're crazy? i mean. >> i've made over $8 billion. >> i utterly reject pessimism. ♪ ain't nothing but a party >>> good afternoon, we begin with the republican retreat where the gop is facing its severely complicated future. it's known as the conservative political action conference, or as we like to call it, cpac. the conundrum at hand, how to fi
that the american people want. if you're cutting benefits for disabled veterans, which is what the so-called changed cpi does, or raising taxes on working people, that is a bad bargain. what we have got to fight for and what the american people have been very clear with poll after poll, is that we're lose -- bank in tax havens, we have to fix those loopholes. thomas, i'm not concerned about whether you have a grand bargain tomorrow july or in september, the question is what is fair? when they're doing phenomenally well and the effective tax rates are very, very low, we have to ask them to contribute significant retch, and, by the way, job crazy. real unemployment over 14%. >> senator, i want your take on the republican on republican dissension on the drone program and the filibuster that rand paul, everybody comparing to your fills buster of 2010 a lot of people are talking about what specifically he was talking about. taking on rand paul, and taking him to task for the observations though he was making. this was all an attempt to keep john brennan from being appointed, which he was. >> why not join
? >> that is good news. >> you know, the sequester has happened. >> how does that change the equation? the dire predictions that we have heard regarding the sequester? >> we need to do everything we can to avoid self-inflicting wounds. >> people are finally optimistic. >> but it has to be based on common sense. >> i would like to say that common sense has come out of the closet. >> bill clinton calls for an end to doma. >> former president bill clinton is having a change of heart and urging the supreme court to do the same. >> clinton made doma the law of the land, clearly he was not proud to do. it was done under the cover of darkness. >> i believe that doma is unconstitutional. >> we learned from history. >> i know it is unconstitutional. >> we learn from history. >> this is a discriminatory law. >> this is a civil rights battle that is very nearly won. >> we learned today that the economy added 236,000 jobs in february. and the unemployment rate is down to 7.7%. the lowest since 2008. and all of that is very good news. now, sometimes these jobs reports, it can be sort of good news at the top
the gavel. they are changing the tone in the committee and they are doing it by taking a more wholistic approach to what armed services means. for example, this issue which is really important and in addition to those three women who are now on the subcommittees on the armed services committee, you have claire mccaskill who was very outspoken this week about the incident that representative braley described. >> kristen gillibrand right now. leon panetta used this to put new rules into place and chuck hagel is looking into this case that we mentioned earlier. what do you think? does the legislation have a thought? >> i think it will be an early test for chuck hagel. this was a big issue for some of the key senators who are here, like barbara boxer, claire mccaskill, those senators really made this an issue for hagel and he said, look, i am going to make this a priority in terms of looking at whether or not the military justice system needs to be reformed. and now he's got -- now he's got a decision to make because pressure is certainly going to build from this hearing today and legislati
. but this week i think exposed some serious changes, if not a rift within the elder wing -- the elder sort of establishment wing of the republican party in the upper chamber. not just on sequester but with the rand paul talky filibuster. >> i was pleased see that picture because normally there's a democrat standing there getting a scowl. >> i've been on elevators like that myself. you know, i think that, you know, i appreciate what senator mccain and senator graham were trying to say. under no circumstances are americans at home in danger of getting shot by a drone from the u.s. government. however, they continue to be a little bit behind the curve of where a broad swath of the american people are. sure, you know, a large majority of the american people believe that we should use drones to go after terrorists abroad, but they also want our constitution protected, and there's a way to do both. that's what the president has been trying to convey. that's ultimately what the attorney general put in his letter yesterday. >> is he fairly brazen. >> it doesn't make it right. just because they did
about those unemployed over -- >> diskournled. >> what is it? 27 weeks or so? >> that's not changing a whole lot and the real negative in the report was that the amount of people who dropped out of the workforce, meaning part of the reason why the rate went down is because fewer people technically working and just because they're not working doesn't mean they don't exist in the country and this i think is going to be a long-term structural issue in this economy, not one that's amenable to short fixes. fwher a short transition of people making stuff to doing stuff. >> we have talked about the notion of the unemployment rate and what that means and getting some of those incredibly low numbers of the past. we are a different country now. >> it will be a long time and giving critics of current policy fodder but i'm not sure this is a government issue as much as this is a general issue. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> great pleasure. following the big decision of the vatican today. the cardinals decided when they'll begin selecting the next pope. the conclave will begin next tuesday, march 12
has tried to use a lot of political capital. >> on changing the country's gun laws. >> we need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago. this time really is different. >> president's address will coincide with 140 events in 29 states. >> national day of action. calling on congress to pass new gun laws. >> to pressure congress on background checks. >> it's looking harder than anybody thought. >> the name of the game is getting 60 votes for democrats right now. >> republican senator chuck grassley. >> the grassley amendment in the senate. >> is crafting his own gun bill. >> strips out the universal background checks. >> known to be an opponent of background checks. >> everyone knows the politics of this issue are hard. >> we've got to suck it up. be courageous and do the right thing. >> there are some powerful voices on the other side interested in running out the clock or changing the subject. >> there is not a bill on the hill that provides a universal check. >> why not? >> universal checks is a dishonest premise. criminals aren't going to be checked. >> i think they're o
. there is still a lot of good to be gained at cpac. this harsh lesson will agitate maybe change. >> the good young voices if we with that characterization, they are overshadowed by the palins and the trumps who will pick up the media and not be heard. >> they will make their selection decisions more carefully. >> i don't know. we will see. >> mixed reactions to the death of venezuelan president hugo chavez. he died tuesday of cancer. allies call him a hero and they compared chavez to a saint. here in the states, others are celebrating the possibility of a new chapter in u.s. relations since venezuela is the fourth largest flyer of oil to the u.s. our facebook fans are weighing in on how his death could impact relations. i'm not sure relations will improve. chavez's successor is stepping in without much a do. that pretends not much will change. that's the serious side. now here is colbert's take with another headline that is much more alarming. >> hugo chavez, venezuelan strong man and friend of the show is dead. repeat, hugo chavez is dead. obviously -- i know. obviously this leaves a huge hole in
this number is baked in the cakes, the claims numbers, four-week moving number show there is no change in the labor market. the jolts data show you no major change in the labor market. none of the other indicators we look at show us there has been any near-term change in the labor market. we expect it to come in right around average, a little bit better than the consensus, we still, as we look forward in terms of looking it he squeeze on corporate profitability and corporate focus on earnings begin to think we are going to have a second quarter dip in employment, into the decline in employment, but a slow down in the pace of employment the second quarter, bring it back below 150,000 workers per month. >> steve, as an economist that sees weakness in future months in general in the economy, questioning the strength of corporate profits at this point, are you a bit surprised the markets are at record highs? i mean is this -- >> our view is the equity market is following what happened in the economy. the economy returned to the precrisis high several quarters ago and got the equity mark th
. >> the fact of the matter is the white house is changing how they're doing their outreach. this is different. almost everyone admitted after the dinner that it was more productive because the republican leadership was not in the room. in an interview with speaker boehner, who doesn't want to lose his job, pretty much agreed. >> so no more big top down deals, no more obama-boehner top-down deals or really -- >> those haven't worked very well if you've watched over the last few years. >> i understand. a lot of people would like a deal. >> yeah, but i don't think it's the way to get to one. listen, two people hiding behind closed doors doesn't replicate a 535 members of congress or the wisdom of 535 members of congress. >> right now there are actually some members of the republican leadership who prefer that the bargaining work this way, that the outreach is to the rank and file first, and then they bring in leadership. today the president's outreach continues. he's invited house budget committee chairman paul ryan for lunch at the white house. ryan will of course be rolling out his budget next
passengers every day and they're rightly protesting this bone-headed change as is the federal law enforcement officers association. and how long until the nra get in and says, hey, air travelers being unarmed is a threat to their civil liberties. most of the policy change makes sense. now you can bring on board souvenir baseball bats, pool cues, golf clubs, but still no box cutters, no razor blades, no knives that don't fold and no water from outside because stuff. some said the change to allow small pocket knives comes because they're not dangerous. oh. others said small knives are hard for the tsa to detect. so allowing them lowers the tsa's failure rate. oh, that, boys and girls, is what you call moving the goalposts. the tsa's job is to make us safer. this does not do that. and frankly it contributes to my sense that they're doing this sort of kabuki theater or security theater. the faa is also not keeping us safer with the absurd continuation of the ban on using electronic devices during takeoff and landing. why can i read a book, a printed book, but not an ereader? because it emits elec
the dow is down a wee bit. down about 40 or so. that could change. never know. by the end of the day, christine romans is here to talk about this live. is this a circumstance where such exuberance, and everyone is so excited. are these the people buying in who perhaps sold at the bottom and buying at the high? >> look, a lot of this is people who bought at the bottom, kept buying along the way and still buying now. you've seen a lot of professional buying. you've seen individual investors who have been late in the game because they wanted to be convinced. ashleigh, this rally has been minting millionaires. about 400,000 new millionaires in this country. that's more than a thousand new millionaires every single day because the housing market is recovering and more importantly the stock market rally. what happens next? the case for buying stocks, federal reserve, all of this money going into the system. there is no alternative. i told you about that. t investing. >> how about the new millionaires are they pumping that back into the stock market, too? >> they have money in the stock mar
sweeping changes for the whole country. also this morning in arizona, john mccain host a bipartisan group of leading senators of chuck sumer for a tour of the mexican border. can they make headway on a top priority for the second term? plus david petraeus talks publicly for the first time since stepping down. find out what he had to say about the affair that ended his career. >> from abby road in london, england, march 27th, 2013 and this is "the daily rundown." here's chuck todd. >> chuck todd getting love from across the pond. what a guy. i'm luke russert in for the goatee man. that reading was inspired. with passions on both sides running high, they will run the second day of oral arguments on same-sex marriage. the issue before the high court, the constitutionality of the 17-year-old defense of a marriage act and whether congress can withhold benefits from legally wed gay couples. doma was signed into law by president clinton. an 83-year-old former computer programmer from new york named edie windsor is the person bringing the case forward. doma barbie irs from recognizing her marriag
they live in a different society. they live in a changing united states. and that's what the republicans are very slow to adapt to. >> do you think it's better, do you think kids who are not latino who are anglo, not everybody is an anglo, north americans, whatever you want to call them, do you think they are more sensitive just by company, just by keeping company? in other words, diverse rooms, diverse communities, diverse classrooms, diverse whatever, does, in fact, make people better in terms of relationships? >> yeah. oh, yes. correct. because, you know, when you're interacting with people on a daily basis obviously you don't have divide. it's also when you have personal relationships, you see that -- we have more in common than we have different among us. >> you're so smart. you're so smart. >> this makes me think -- >> you are. i'm not being condescending. that's the key thing. we have more in common than we know. >> that's a good question. i keep thinking the republican party still is stuck in 19 -- >> if there's nobody in the room, a latino name or background, nobody is going to
through changes of entitlements and repeal of obama care. it balances the budget in tense years without raises taxes. it was says under that proposal, they'll spend $41 billion. under our proposal, it will increase by 3.4% because the u.s. economy will grow faster than spending, the budget will balance by 2023. and debt held by the public will drop to over half the size of the economy. it does that by repealing obama care and that is going to have a very difficult time, especially with the administration and also in the senate. we're going to talk more about budget debate in a few minutes. then at 8:00 eastern time, we'll be joined by tom price. he is one of a handful of republicans who prose part of the van pollen. and then 8:120 eastern time. first, snow, scott wapner is here with some of the morning's other headlines. >> nice to say you. at&t is going to begin consumer and corporate presales of the blackberry's e-10 today. meantime, samsung is set to release its latest smartphone. yum brands reporting an unexpected 2% rise in profits. take a look at shares of yum. there you see the s
a constructive relationship with the venezuelaial government." it doesn't seem as if too much will change. after announcing the death, interim president maduro said he will expel a u.s. military official for meeting with military officers. >> translittranslator: you all the united states, the imperialist elite who look down on our people, have the objective of destroying the independence, democracy, and peaceful life of our country. they have decided to put in motion plans for the global destabilization of venezuelan society. >>> coming up on the show, we'll speak to one guest who believes there was already a risk of continued instability in venezuela even before news broke of chavez's death. we'll see whether the view has changed in around ten minutes. >>> we'll get a take on latin america as a whole, including what investment opportunities exist in brazil amid faltering economic growth. >>> plus, we'll be in hong kong for a few on whether new measures by beijing to curb the rampant property market will have a lasting impact. >>> and as london plays host at cable congress 2013, we'll have exclu
party, we are change, tyranny response team, and americans for a free republic. and these anti-government patriot groups have skyrocketed a number during president obama's time in office. there were only 149 groups in 2008. in 2012 there's over 1300. look at the chart there. yesterday the southern poverty law center sent a letter to homeland security secretary janet napolitano warning more growth could happen. and brian levin is with the study for hate and extremism. gentlemen, i want you to start tonight -- it's your report, mark, so lead the way here. let me ask you this. i'm going to get into this in my close tonight on the show. i look at obama as a perfect american. i don't mean politically. we can agree left and right. you can argue about the drones, fiscal policy and all that stuff. but as a citizen. he went to school, never broke a law, raised a wonderful family, good husband, good family. i don't think he's got a speeding ticket. the guy does everything right. and he's really been pretty moderate on guns until the horror of newtown. i don't know what they're so afraid
changing loopholes and make it revenue-neutral is some tax component to actually raise money against the deficit part of any deal that has to come out of all these talks? >> i mean, that is -- that's certainly the -- that's certainly the president's view, and that we had hoped that congress would have acted in the last month to pass, you know -- the president has put a balanced package on the table that is a combination of increasing revenues, of closing loopholes, as well as spending cuts, and, you know, the hope was that we would be able to pass that and have the revenues as part of that go for deficit reduction. now, you know, speaker boehner has -- is for tax reform. he has a view that we shouldn't use that money for deficit reduction, but what the president finds encouraging is that, you know, we're in the same universe in terms of the types of -- the types of reform that we think needs to happen. the president has been willing to join entitlement reform. we're not there yet, and the president had a really good dinner yesterday. there's a lot of differences, but some common grou
the administration is the fact that the plans that they put forward, including some reform changes like chain cpi and social security, medicare different payments in terms of -- no one knows about them, and ezra cline had a good post where he talked to an unnamed republican congressman about chain c.p.i., and the congressman said something like if only they would go there, we could get a deal. they went there. you know, it's funny in one respect, but it's also sort of sad and problematic in another that if you have to actually just start with educating them about what's in the proposal, then the end game, which is the actual deal making is far off, and i guess sea bass will help, but it will take a lot of sea bass. >> a lot of chilean sea bass. >> i think everybody has seen that bill o'reilly tape where he says you're lying about what the president has on offer, and really there is a sense that no matter what president obama puts on the table, it won't be enough. even if it's precisely the things that republicans are calling for. >> it won't be enough or won't be believed that he is actually putt
yorker" last summer, but i don't think the situation has changed, the war in afghanistan haas come to this, the u.s. is leaving, mission not accomplished. by the end of 2014 when the last americans are due to stop fighting, the taliban will not be defeated. a western-style democracy will not be in place. the economy will not be self-sustaining and it's a good bet in some remote valley, even al qaeda will be carrying on. ha do you make of that? >> and first, it's not like the costs are even going to end once the conflict ends. the va just put out a report saying they estimate around 20 veterans a day commit suicide. even when the fighting ends for the people overseas fighting, the war just begins for a lot of them when they come back home. in addition to that, it does come down to -- and this is a very important point about, who is the partner we're working with on this the only people to come out faster to condemn president karzai's comments were the taliban who came out and said these are ridiculous comments, we're not courting the americans. so karzai is ending up having two very
care takes $716 billion. >> changing the program forever. the romney/ryan plan will restore medicare funding and protect and strengthen the program for the next generation. >> well, they are not restoring those cuts. ryan and house republicans are matching forward as if the 2012 election didn't happen. his budget is a lot like his last two and doesn't seem to offer much room for compromise it tries to repeat affordable care act. it transz sitions medicare to a voucher or support program by 2024. ryan does eliminate tax loopholes and deductions but does not use those revenues to pay down the debt. instead, consolidating the tax coated into two tax brackets, 10% and 25%. his budget pushes approval of the keystone pipeline, raises the question as senate democrats prepare their own budget and president obama continues his charm offensive is ripe capable of cutting a deal, is this budget intended to start the covering? perhaps not. perhaps this is just for base republicans. ryan himself voted against simpson boles, hasn't reached across the other side when it comes to budget negotiation,
not? >> we're not going to refight the past. law is law. we know that that's not going to change. especially with respect to these issues. >> the past is the past. the law is the law. except when it comes to the affordable care act because much of mr. ryan's pie in the sky proposal is based squarely, get this, on the repeal of obama care. >> we don't like this law. this is why we're proposing to repeal this law in our budget. more importantly, we believe that this law is going to collapse under its own weight. this, to us, is something we're not going to give up on because we're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the american people. >> oh, dear. it seems mr. ryan may have misspoke or did he? after all, the ryan budget would slash about 70% of its spending cuts from health programs including defunding the affordable care act while also taking advantage of the savings that it created. senate majority leader harry reid has a word for that. >> congressman ryan has held out to be this person who understands things so well. what he understands is gimmickry.
highlighted just how difficult it will be to change the fundamentals or really change anything at all. >> we're not here to rebrand a party, we're here to rebuild a country. we're not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from d.c. we're not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. >> the biggest take-away from conferences? conservatives are in the middle of a messy brawl. the kind of knock-down, drag-out free for all where sarah palin jumps off her stool to throw punches at karl rove. >> the last thing we need is washington, d.c. vetting our candidates. the architects can head on back to -- >> they can head on back to the lone star state and put their name on a ballot. >> i would say if i did run for office and win, i would serve out my term. i wouldn't leave office mid-term. >> the kind of fracas that sees ted cruz take on john mccain. >> we had an eminent member of the republican party describe me as whacko bird. if standing for the constitution makes me a whacko bird, then count me a proud whacko bird. >> the kind of intraparty donnybrook featuring ann
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of things and the issues may change from year to year, but the principles of liberty and freedom, and we have to do a better job of talking about those. >> many critics would say that. and this morning, senator rob portman reversing his stance of same-sex marriage, because he has said that his son is gay in a "columbus dispatch" op-ed. he said that we believe in minimal government interference in the personal lives and we believe the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society, and with we should also consider people's long term commitments to each other. do you believe this will change the conversation? >> well, i think that it will continue to dialogue and the discussion. i know that if anybody who knows rob portman knows that he is sincere and honest and cares about his family and passionate and all of the positive things, and this is heart felt and he believes it. gosh, more power to him. he believes that, and i respect him for it. >> and will this stay a decision made by each lawmaker and every republican for specific families would you say and for you? >> yeah. i yo
really don't like each other. could this be an opportunity to change that or at least move it in the other direction? >> listen, chris, we have watched this dysfunctional relationship ever since the president was elected. there's no doubt that netanyahu preferred romney over obama in the last election. but the fact of the matter is, the president understands as well as netanyahu that the two of them are facing what essentially is israel's greatest peril in the next year, and that is iran's potential nuclear weaponization. and both countries are tied at the hip inso far as what happens to iran. if iran decides to proceed, well, both israel and the united states might find themselves in a conflict against iran. and so there's got to be a better relationship between these two men. not only with respect to iran, but also with respect to israel's growing challenges on its borders, particularly in lebanon with hezbollah in the south with gaza and egypt and, of course, with syria. the last thing that the united states wants is for netanyahu and the israeli people the belief that t
much some things have changed. not all for the better. kayla is joining us with that angle. >> back then october 9,2007 solya boy was at the top of the charts and the final harry potter book at the top of the shelves. for drivers there was less pain at the pump. what you were spending on gas you could be saving on your mortgage. the rate on a 30 year fixed as come down. students and parents back then were paying in cash for college. more than doubles to over $1 trillion. national debt nearly doubling as well. a number that has swelled to nearly $17 trillion. one rise that has been good for consumers shares of apple closing up 226% from the 2007 level. the company has launched five iphones and the ipad. >> five iphones and the ipad. the market bursting through walls of worry today to get to the record high. mandy has what the dow overcame. >> he has three more stocks you should know about. back in a moment. everyone's retirement dream is different; how we get there is not. we're americans. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. to h
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change? >> hope to see it at the top. >> at all levels. thanks, ladies. you too, john. >>> celebrity trainer julian michaels joins us live tomorrow. and cnn newsroom with carol costello begins right now. >>> happening now in the newsroom, breaking overnight. a final good-bye to pope benedict. now the conclave, 115 cardinals, secret ballots, when will we see the white smoke? also, a car in flames. the driver passed out at the wheel, and the heroic officer who saved him. >>> good-bye, mr. bloomberg, hello again, big gulp. >> this was a way to remind you, if you want 32 ounces you have to take two cups and maybe would you only take one. >> it ain't over yet, the ban on sugary drinks. >> and you are live in the cnn newsroom. good morning, thank you for joining me. i'm carol costello. we begin at the vatican. a new pope could be named hours from now these are the cardinal who's will elect the next leader of the catholic church. they gathered to pray for guidance as they head into an election with no clear front-runner and erupted into applause at the mention of pope benedict, whose shocki
officials ignored growing risk and hid losses from regulators. it accuses the bank of changing risk model toes work around capital rules. ceo jamie dimon comes under heavy criticism from the senate panel. he is not scheduled to be among the bank officials testifying out there today. although some are wondering if he will show up and defend himself. it was a rough night for jpmorgan. in a separate story, the fed is telling the bank and rival goldman sachs that their plans for maintaining proper capital levels are weak. regulators are ordering both firms to revise their capital plans by tend of september. the fed turned down similar requests from allied financial and kayla tousche is here with more on this story in just a few minutes. but first, brian has a look at the markets this morning. brian, welcome. it's great to see you. >> i wish i could say the same thing, becky, but it's early. i can't believe you guys do this every day. listen, becky, the dow extending its winning streak to ten straight sessions. we have not seen a string of gains like this since jerry mcguire was the number one
and a ton of the jobs, as well. they realize it's going to be a change of livelihood. changes that will happen in this country no matter what are going to be startling to the people here. >> i saw all the headlines coming from russia and the president here making strong comments. is that going to fall on deaf ears in europe? is that not a big deal as far as they're concerned? >> that would be my interpretation, absolutely. would you agree with that, adam? whatever russia says is going to fall on deaf ears when it comes to the troika? >> it doesn't fall on deaf ears. but the europeans have made a categoric statements. cypress has to come up with 5.8 billion euros. it can't be through new loans, it can't be through the pension funds, it can't be through securitized tax. even if they're going to come up with a tax on deposits or something else, they're going to have to solve the banks without the cash. >> but they don't care about the russi russians? >> they care about the russians, but not enough to give them another 5 billion euros. >> michelle, that you can very much and adam,
changes alone are simply not enough. ms. markel saying germany simply cannot accept a solution under which pension funds assets will be nationalized. >> kelly, this is down to the wide. this is a last ditch attempt, but we only have three days left to find a solution. back over to you. >> carolin, thanks very much for that. it is interesting because cyprus has reached this agreement with the troika. a, because that's what they would like and, b, russia is not going to give them the funds to otherwise raise the money that's needed. a cypriot spokesman has confirmed that the country's finance minister left moscow. steve sedgwick is calling in on the line from moscow. steve, russia is happy to stand pat while cyprus try toes come up with a solution. >> what we're going to get is an announcement from the european commission and the russian federation. this is looking at a whole host of longer term issue between the european union and is russia. the relationship needs a reboost after disagreements over syria, over trade, over the wto, over human rights and now, of course, most aggressively of c
things have ink changed in one decade. do you think it's going to be a hot burner issue? >> i think the majority will support it but there will be a pretty significant slice of the public and especially within the republican party that really thinks that gay marriage is a bad idea and they are not going to be shy about expressing this. and they are going to certainly put forward a candidate, whether santorum or another candidate, who is going to bring up the debates. >> andy palmer and anna, thank you. >>> pope francis holds palm sunday mass. it's a vital date on the roman catholic calendar and a run up to easter weekend. >>> back here in the u.s., if you're not dancing for joy, the powerball in one ticket and planning the rest of your life, then you're not one of the guys from new jersey who is wanting a third of a billion dollars at the drawing last night. someone, or a group, $338 million. the cash option, that's $211 million and some change. the winner's identity is still a mystery. 14 other tickets also winning a million bucks or more. by the way, the odds of winning the grand
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brings change. he had the first jesuit to be named pope. guys, back to you. >> mary, all the reports that i've heard, at least the initial reports, show that huge amount of enthusiasm, talking about what you mentioned with his humility, with his real touch with the people. he's known as a soccer fan and a man who walks among the streets and that's makes the people in argentina love him all the more for those issues. but you're right, he face aes huge number of hurdles with the scandals that have come up in recent years. >> it's true. and i think what's interesting is picking basically someone who is considered a pastor as opposed to a theologian. the church is understanding that. they need someone who can reach out and make a connection with the people because pope francis had a similar problem in argentina, feeling the catholic church didn't do enough to fight back against a very abusive government. so he's used to dealing with a disaffected populous. >> that has been the one criticism that i've heard, is that you'll see much more on his silence during those years in argentina durin
, americans want real change. they want universal background checks. you know, they do want, you know, limits on high capacity magazines. they do want a ban on assault weapons that can fire multiple, multiple rounds without reload. they do want those things. you won't see it in this legislation, but what mayor bloomberg and other mayors around the nation are doing will be a kick in the right direction. >> a lot of opposition from republicans and a number of democrats as well against the assault weapons ban specifically mayor bloomberg on "meet the press" earlier. pretty much saying that it probably won't pass. take ap listen. >> we are going to have a vote for sure on assault weapons, and we're going to have a vote on background checks, and if we were to get background checks only it wouldn't be as good as if we got both, but we demanded a plan and then we demand add vote. we've got the plan. we're going to get the vote. >> sounds like the mayor can conceding the assault weapons ban won't pass and many of acknowledging that. how much of it will we see? >> it's falling by the wayside. a lot of
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